Hope’s two daughters: anger and courage

Faith tells us only that God is. Love tells us that God is good. But hope tells us that God will work God’s will. And hope has two lovely daughters: anger and courage. Anger so that what cannot be, may not be. And courage, so that what must be will be.

St. Augustine (cited by David Kelsey in Eccentric Existence, vol. 1, p. 501)

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on June 23, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I just read this reference to Hope’s two lovely daughters quoted in this way — “anger, so that what must not be, cannot be; and courage so that what can be, will be.”
    hmmm…

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